Long live rock, I need it every night

Friday, June 13, 2008

Concert Preview: Battles

Potsy and Sacklunch are going to see Battles at the 9:30 on Saturday night. I forgot that my wife was taking me out for Fathers Day so I had to bail. I don't know what Sack's excuse is, maybe this is his present to himself. Potsy, of course, will never be able to bear children--he lived in Guam as a kid and was rendered sterile by lingering radioactivity from US atomic bomb testing. Probably for the best. Here's a bonus pic of me, Junior and the dog:

How dare you disturb us during nap time

I've always wondered what "math rock" means. Does it mean that the band members enjoyed math in high school, and continue to follow mathematical trends to this very day? Or, do they use algorithms to generate their music? Battles is (are?) described as "math rock." I've only heard "Atlas" and if that's math rock, then math rock means your songs sound like they're being sung by a choir of midgets. I don't see the link between midgets and math, except that perhaps if you posit that for an average human, height = X, and for a midget, height = X/3. That's all I've got.

BONUS FRIDAY VIDEO: I was watching TV the other night and saw Peter Frampton. I immediately remembered the seminal 1988 hit by Miami band Will To power, "Baby, I Love Your Way/Freebird Medley". This has to be one of the worst songs I've ever heard and the video matches the song's awfulness. Enjoy(?):


sacklunch said...

Last time I checked, Fathers Day is on Sunday, not Saturday night. Therefore, I need no excuse.

Anonymous said...

did potsy really live in guam? fascinating!